Entries in Elephant (13)

Friday
Dec302016

Top 10: 2016 What We Learned

2016 has seen some bizarre and some wonderful turns of events. With increased tensions between nations and the continued war in Syria, there doesn’t seem much to be happy about this year. That’s is why Frontier is here to give you some reasons why 2016 has been an educational and uplifting year!

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Monday
Jun132016

Swaziland Lifts The Ban On Ivory Trade

Just as Kenya amazed the world with its stand against the ivory trade by burning 105 tonnes of Elephant tusks and 1.5 tonnes of Rhino horns that had been confiscated by local authorities, Swaziland quietly lifted its own ban on the trading of ivory products.

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Thursday
Dec102015

Poaching Power: A Rarely Told Story

The death of Cecil earlier this year evoked outrage across the planet, with people up in arms over the death of one of Africa’s favourite lions. The killer, a dentist from Minnesota, endured the wrath of many, but the real villains are those that do not make the front pages.

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Monday
Sep072015

The Elephant's Relationship with Humans

The elephant is a fascinating animal on many accounts. Not only are elephants exceptionally intelligent, they also have a strong sense of social responsibility and cooperation that is in many respects similar to ours.

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Wednesday
Oct152014

How to be a responsible tourist: Say no to Animal Trekking & Tours  

Last week Frontier looked into what it means to be a responsible tourist in regards to animal welfare issues concerning big cat sanctuaries. Today we will be looking at trekking and tours involving animals and their role in responsible travel.

 

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Monday
Sep222014

All Creatures Great and Small

Why is it important to not neglect larger animals in an ecosystem when directing conservation efforts?

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Thursday
Jul102014

Is elephant trekking ethical?

Elephants have been an integral part of Thai communities for centuries. Until logging ban in 1989, elephants were used to transport heavy loads for logging companies.

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Monday
Jun092014

Volunteer Photo of the Week: Jonathon Taylor

Jonathon Taylor took this picture in the southern area of Kunene Region, whilst on Frontier’s Namibia Desert Elephant Conservation

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Monday
Dec092013

Volunteer photo of the week: Sarah Whitney

Sarah Whitney took this photo when she volunteered on the South Africa Wildlfie Conservation project. The photo shows one of earth's oldest creatures in its natural habitat, it also provides a rare glimpse into the Elephants personality. Have you ever played hide and seek? 

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Thursday
Nov072013

Alternative Activities to do in India

What to do in India? Travelling can often be tedious when you go to a country and all you’re seeing is binoculars and tourists. If you’re looking for somewhere to visit off the beaten track and away from prying eyes then look no further than here. Think big, think alternative.

 

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Tuesday
Feb192013

Black Rhino and Elephant Conservation in Zimbabwe

Black Rhinos were once a common sight throughout sub Saharan Africa, 200,000 of them used to roam the continent in 1960. Read about Frontier's Black Rhino and Elephant Conservation project in Zimbabwe.

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Wednesday
Jan162013

Because you only live once

If you are in a rush and only have a short amount of time but still have the travel bug and fancy something a little different then Frontier have a wide range of trips ranging from a week to only a couple of days.

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Monday
Sep242012

Photo of the Week

What do you think of this week's volunteer photo of the week? This excellent smiling elephant comes courtesy of Krishti Rai who volunteered on Frontier's Nepal Medical Centre project. Be sure to get yourself over to the Frontier Official Facebook page to vote for your favourite Photo of the Week from September.

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